Quick MRI Scans and Image Quality: Time Matters

Quick MRI Scans and Image Quality: Time Matters

Given the choice, most patients would prefer a quick MRI scan with high-quality results. Who has the time to spend all day in a scanner bore? Of course, a full-body scan will take longer than an MRI of the wrist, but generally, shorter is better in terms of patient comfort. In fact, patients who spend […]

MRI Detection of Prostate Cancer Could Save Thousands of Lives at a Lower Cost

MRI Detection of Prostate Cancer Could Save Thousands of Lives at a Lower Cost

The best way to catch prostate cancer early could be entirely noninvasive, radiation-free, and low in cost. Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a targeted biopsy is more effective than the current standard — transrectal ultrasonography–guided biopsy — in detecting prostate cancer. That’s according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. The […]

Wearable MRI Scanner Allows New Observations of Brain Activity

Wearable MRI Scanner Allows New Observations of Brain Activity

Researchers at the University of Nottingham and University College London are developing a wearable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. The helmet-like device uses an advanced technique called magnetoencephalography (MEG) to map brain activity. While MRI scans of the brain are nothing new, the mobile nature of the new technology will allow doctors to evaluate patients […]